April 1, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. - Junior pitcher Melissa Pivonka (Tolland, Conn.) made her first start of the season as the Holy Cross softball team was swept by Boston College on Wednesday afternoon at Freshman Field. Boston College shut out Holy Cross 5-0 in the first game and then defeated the Crusaders 9-3 in the nightcap. With the two losses, Holy Cross falls to 8-18 while Boston College improves to 11-18.
Boston College scored on a homerun in the first inning, a RBI single in the second inning, a two run homerun in the fifth inning and a solo homerun in the seventh inning to defeat the Crusaders 5-0. Sophomore Keeley Seniuk (Phoenix, Ariz.), junior Elizabeth Foley (Charlton, Mass.) and senior Natalie Cruz (Manalapan, N.J.) each had a hit for Holy Cross.
Pivonka pitched 2.2 innings, giving up two runs on three hits and striking out three Boston College batters. Sophomore Katie Alexander (Tigard, Ore.) entered the game in relief, pitching 4.1 innings, giving up three runs on eight hits. Morgan Kidd and Taylor Peyton combined to shutout the Crusaders, allowing no runs on three hits and striking out 13.
The Eagles scored four runs in the second inning and two in the third before the Crusaders were able to find a way across home plate. Holy Cross broke through the Boston College defense in the bottom of the third inning, scoring three runs on three hits. Freshman Camille Trainor (Worcester, Mass.) got the offense started when she singled to right field and stole second base. Junior Mandy Correale (Peabody, Mass.) took first on a walk and Trainor scored from second base on a RBI single by sophomore Erin Fleming (Townsend, Mass.). Senuik drew a walk to load the bases and junior Amanda Audette (New Bedford, Mass.) singled up the middle to score Correale and Fleming.
Boston College scored again in the fourth, sixth and seventh inning to defeat Holy Cross 9-3.
Audette made the start on the mound for the Crusaders, pitching three innings and giving up six runs on six hits. Cruz entered the game in relief, pitching four innings and giving up three runs on three hits. Allison Gage pitched a complete game for the Eagles, allowing three runs on six Holy Cross hits.
The Crusaders continue Patriot League action this weekend, hosting Colgate on Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5 in a four-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.